The Activists' Watch

May 17, 2024

Turning the embers into a bonfire
Calendar section

Upcoming Activist Events:
May 17 - 31, 2024

May 17 – 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd

May 20 - May 24 – 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd

May 20 – 7:00 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting, contact [email protected]

May 21 – 6:30 pm Cville100 Climate Alliance General Meeting and Elections - via Zoom, contact Tom Olivier ([email protected])

May 24 – 5:30 pm Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Chapter Meeting, Virginia Organizing, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg. contact lead organizer Jorge Mendez for more information

May 24 – 4:00 pm Democracy Rally outside the Federal Building contact [email protected]

May 25 – 9:00 am Public Workday, Ivy Creek, Email [email protected] for more information or to register

May 28 - May 31 – 8:00 am, Free Palestine Vigil, Rugby Ave. and Rugby Rd.,

May 28 – 6 pm, Richmond Area Chapter Meeting, Virginia Organizing, For more information, contact [email protected]
For complete descriptions of these events, visit The Activists' Guide

DISCLAIMER: The absence of events from a particular faction does not indicate that a slanted perspective exists in Activists Guide. It means that we are not notified of the event. There is no selection of events. If we were notified of an event by an organization that appears in Activists’ Guide Directory of Organizations the entry will appear in the AG Calendar.

Activists’ Guide Directory of Organizations is reviewed at six-month intervals to ensure its accuracy.

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What Happened?

on May 3–5, 1971, The May Day Protests, militant mass-action, tries to shut down the government in Washington, D.C., and 12,614 are arrested, the most people ever arrested at a single event in American history.

Today's Quote

““They can threaten us all they want with the police, but at the end of the day, it’s only going to lead to more mobilization,” Maryam Alwan, a senior and pro-Palestinian organizer on campus, had said before the arrests.”

April 18, 2024 at Columbia University


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